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2014 Kia Soul Earns Five-Star Overall Safety Rating From Federal Government


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Just the Facts:
  • The redesigned 2014 Kia Soul earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • The Soul scored five stars for frontal and side impact crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.
  • The 2013 Kia Soul earned a four-star safety rating from NHTSA.

WASHINGTON — The redesigned 2014 Kia Soul earned the top five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The Soul scored five stars for frontal and side impact crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.

The latest safety score for the Soul is an improvement over the previous model. The 2013 Kia Soul earned a four-star safety rating from NHTSA.

"We took a great deal of care with the design and engineering of the second-generation Soul and NHTSA's testing has validated that effort," said Michael Sprague, Kia Motors America executive vice president of marketing and communications, in a statement on Friday.

The 2014 Soul earned "good" ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Those tests include the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraints and seat crash tests.

The redesigned Soul competes with the Nissan Cube, Scion xB and Scion xD.

Edmunds says: Some reassuring safety news for car shoppers considering the 2014 Kia Soul.

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